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Where to Eat and Drink on New Year's Eve in New Orleans

Reliable spots to ring in the New Year

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If you're planning to be out and about for New Years Eve, it's best to think ahead. From blow out bashes to ritzy prix fixe dinners, some of New Orleans' hottest bars and restaurants will be playing host to festivities as 2018 comes to a close.

Everything below takes place on Monday, December 31. Eater Nola suggests locking down those reservations now, as these restaurants will book up fast.

In terms of what these restaurants and venues cover for the night, there is quite an array of options, with casual spots perfect for taking in a live show, restaurants that are located near all the action in the Quarter, or in Bywater if you're taking in fireworks at Crescent Park. There are plenty of prix-fixe dinners, and price points on this map range from under $10 to $200+ per person.

Please note: Everything below is listed by neighborhood, not by ranking.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Vessel

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3835 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 603-2775
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This gorgeous Mid City church-turned chic restaurant is offering a four course, $75 menu that includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine. Vessel chef Amandalynn Picolo is cooking up the likes of oyster and artichoke soup spiked with absinthe and and scallop risotto with shaved truffle and parmesan. This place does date night great any night of the year.

2. Cafe Degas

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3127 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 945-5635
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This romantic Faubourg St. John cafe and French onion soup hub has a special New Year's Eve dinner (menu here) with seatings at both 6 ($80) and 9 p.m. ($90) and live music by Tony Green & Gypsy Jazz. Cafe Degas is located within walking distance of Bayou St. John, where many people gather to watch fireworks and celebrate.

3. Coquette

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2800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 265-0421
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The ever-reliable Coquette is preparing a five course menu for $120 with an optional wine pairing. You can expect refined but always satisfying twists on menu items like oyster stew, red snapper green curry and kohlrabi, wagyu strip, and a strawberry cream tart for dessert. The Garden District restaurant is only taking reservations by phone (504) 265-0421), and you know they’ll fill up, so call soon.

4. Gabrielle Restaurant

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2441 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 603-2344
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The cozy and elegant post-Katrina comback Gabrielle will have a fixed New Year’s Eve menu of four courses for $75 a person. Seating is from 5:30-9:30 p.m., (call for reservations), and diners who are still around at midnight will be treated to fireworks and sparklers. Entree options run the protein gamut: braised veal shanks, lamb chops, trout , slow roasted duck or grilled Chilean sea bass.

5. The Troubadour

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1111 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 518-5800
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The Troubadour delivers a hip scene and street eats at the rooftop pub Monkey Board, with a champagne toast at midnight. The ground floor bistro Jayne is also taking reservations, if a classier dinner is up your alley, with a special five course Reveillon menu offered for $58.

6. NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans

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317 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(844) 439-1463
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Enter a “Secret Garden” party at NOPSI, with food and music from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at this popular CBD hotel. Dance music by DJ BamBam Belonge, open bar and light buffet until 10:30 p.m. is included in the $195 ticket price.

7. Ace Hotel New Orleans

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600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 900-1180
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The Ace Hotel is a top spot to be on NYE with a $98 prix fixe (add $48 for wine pairings) in osteria Josephine Estelle, and a rooftop NYE party for $80/person including booze, snacks, and a performance by Where Y’acht & DJ Tony Skratcher.

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8. Galatoire's

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209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-2021
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Always a swanky affair of epic proportions, the grand dame of Bourbon street kicks off its an all-inclusive $225/person festivities at 8 p.m. Galatoire’s is offering a five-course Philipponnat champagne dinner followed by an open bar and balcony access from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. including a performance by Anais St. John.

9. Curio

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301 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 717-4198
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This lovely Royal Street restaurant puts you close to the action on the river, if you care to stroll off the three courses for $52 feast. Curio’s menu includes oysters sardou, braised beef short rib & pan roasted halibut with veg and chocolate gateau for dessert. The regular menu is also available, with hours until 10 p.m.

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10. Justine

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225 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

Chef/restaurateurs Justin and Mia Devillier are throwing a NYE bash to preview their much-awaited second restaurant, Justine on Chartres not far off Canal - within fireworks distance of the river for sure. The elegant space, with its zinc Parisian bar and local art, offers an all night party from 8 p.m. for $130 that includes food stations, open bar and two burlesque performances by Trixie Minx. Or make the rounds first and show up for 10:30 to ring in the New Year, $80 includes open bar, late night bites and a DJ.

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11. Effervescence

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1036 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 509-7644
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Effervescence has two New Year’s Eve events with an “Imperial Russian” theme. $50 will get you a glass of champagne and caviar bites from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The “Russian feast” option begins at 8:00 p.m. and includes hors d’oeuvres, a fancy-sounding eight-course dinner, midnight toast, and live music. Full details are here, and you can make your reservation here.

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12. Cafe Sbisa

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1011 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 309-7477
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At this French Quarter gem, chef Alfred Singleton offers guests a special three course NYE menu for $75 with options like crawfish bisque, duck and pear salad and cornbread crusted gulf fish. Cafe Sbisa eatings from 5:30 p.m. to midnight and if weather permits, a balcony table delivers boffo fireworks views.

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13. Palm Court Jazz Cafe

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1204 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-0200
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Enjoy a Creole feast at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe, which includes choices like turtle soup and rib eye with green pepper sauce. Music is by the Crescent City Joymakers featuring husband and wife musicians Leroy Jones and Katja Toivola. Price is $135 inclusive of tip and a champagne toast at midnight.

14. Three Muses

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536 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 298-8746
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Grab an early bite at this fun Frenchmen Street eatery, known for awesome small plates and craft cocktails as well as live music, before venturing out for club hopping. Three Muses is a small space but early seatings are often available. Monty Banks will entertain.

15. Kukhnya at Siberia

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2227 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 265-8855
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Slavic soul food kitchen Kukhnya turns out a mighty lamb burger, pierogis and blinis under $9 at Siberia as United Bakery Records showcases artists People Museum, Julie Odell and DJ Heelturn take to the stage at 10 p.m. at this St. Claude hotspot. Can’t beat the $10 cover.

16. Bywater American Bistro

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2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 605-3827
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Chef Nina Compton, winner of the 2018 James Beard Awards “Best Chef; South,” will dish a $95 prix-fixe menu that includes options like Kusshi oysters, cobia tartare, rabbit consomme and red snapper with broccoli rabe. Compton, who first came to New Orleans as a contestant on the locally shot season of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” lives atop Bywater American Bistro with her husband Larry Miller.

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17. The Country Club

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634 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 945-0742
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Country Club chef Chris Barbato knocks it out of the park with the likes of Louisiana citrus salad and char grilled filet with garlic potatoes, but you have your choice of appetizer, main and dessert from the stellar regular menu. This Bywater fun and funky restaurant includes bottomless champagne, live music, tax and tip for $120, along with access to the pool if you’re inclined to take a dip. Ala carte menu served from 5 to 7 p.m.

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18. Bacchanal Wine

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600 Poland Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 948-9111
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Seating is first come, first serve at Bacchanal, the much loved backyard haven in the Bywater. Live local music and surprise guests is in the air 7 to 10 p.m. and you can enjoy small plates, cheese and wine before heading over to Crescent Park for the fireworks - it’s right down the street!

1. Vessel

3835 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

This gorgeous Mid City church-turned chic restaurant is offering a four course, $75 menu that includes a welcome glass of sparkling wine. Vessel chef Amandalynn Picolo is cooking up the likes of oyster and artichoke soup spiked with absinthe and and scallop risotto with shaved truffle and parmesan. This place does date night great any night of the year.

3835 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Cafe Degas

3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

This romantic Faubourg St. John cafe and French onion soup hub has a special New Year's Eve dinner (menu here) with seatings at both 6 ($80) and 9 p.m. ($90) and live music by Tony Green & Gypsy Jazz. Cafe Degas is located within walking distance of Bayou St. John, where many people gather to watch fireworks and celebrate.

3127 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

3. Coquette

2800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

The ever-reliable Coquette is preparing a five course menu for $120 with an optional wine pairing. You can expect refined but always satisfying twists on menu items like oyster stew, red snapper green curry and kohlrabi, wagyu strip, and a strawberry cream tart for dessert. The Garden District restaurant is only taking reservations by phone (504) 265-0421), and you know they’ll fill up, so call soon.

2800 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. Gabrielle Restaurant

2441 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

The cozy and elegant post-Katrina comback Gabrielle will have a fixed New Year’s Eve menu of four courses for $75 a person. Seating is from 5:30-9:30 p.m., (call for reservations), and diners who are still around at midnight will be treated to fireworks and sparklers. Entree options run the protein gamut: braised veal shanks, lamb chops, trout , slow roasted duck or grilled Chilean sea bass.

2441 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. The Troubadour

1111 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

The Troubadour delivers a hip scene and street eats at the rooftop pub Monkey Board, with a champagne toast at midnight. The ground floor bistro Jayne is also taking reservations, if a classier dinner is up your alley, with a special five course Reveillon menu offered for $58.

1111 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

6. NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans

317 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112

Enter a “Secret Garden” party at NOPSI, with food and music from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at this popular CBD hotel. Dance music by DJ BamBam Belonge, open bar and light buffet until 10:30 p.m. is included in the $195 ticket price.

317 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112

7. Ace Hotel New Orleans

600 Carondelet St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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The Ace Hotel is a top spot to be on NYE with a $98 prix fixe (add $48 for wine pairings) in osteria Josephine Estelle, and a rooftop NYE party for $80/person including booze, snacks, and a performance by Where Y’acht & DJ Tony Skratcher.

600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Galatoire's

209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Always a swanky affair of epic proportions, the grand dame of Bourbon street kicks off its an all-inclusive $225/person festivities at 8 p.m. Galatoire’s is offering a five-course Philipponnat champagne dinner followed by an open bar and balcony access from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. including a performance by Anais St. John.

209 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. Curio

301 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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This lovely Royal Street restaurant puts you close to the action on the river, if you care to stroll off the three courses for $52 feast. Curio’s menu includes oysters sardou, braised beef short rib & pan roasted halibut with veg and chocolate gateau for dessert. The regular menu is also available, with hours until 10 p.m.

301 Royal St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Justine

225 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Justine
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Chef/restaurateurs Justin and Mia Devillier are throwing a NYE bash to preview their much-awaited second restaurant, Justine on Chartres not far off Canal - within fireworks distance of the river for sure. The elegant space, with its zinc Parisian bar and local art, offers an all night party from 8 p.m. for $130 that includes food stations, open bar and two burlesque performances by Trixie Minx. Or make the rounds first and show up for 10:30 to ring in the New Year, $80 includes open bar, late night bites and a DJ.

225 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Effervescence

1036 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
Effervescence
Josh Brasted

Effervescence has two New Year’s Eve events with an “Imperial Russian” theme. $50 will get you a glass of champagne and caviar bites from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The “Russian feast” option begins at 8:00 p.m. and includes hors d’oeuvres, a fancy-sounding eight-course dinner, midnight toast, and live music. Full details are here, and you can make your reservation here.

1036 N Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70116

12. Cafe Sbisa

1011 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
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At this French Quarter gem, chef Alfred Singleton offers guests a special three course NYE menu for $75 with options like crawfish bisque, duck and pear salad and cornbread crusted gulf fish. Cafe Sbisa eatings from 5:30 p.m. to midnight and if weather permits, a balcony table delivers boffo fireworks views.

1011 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

13. Palm Court Jazz Cafe

1204 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Enjoy a Creole feast at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe, which includes choices like turtle soup and rib eye with green pepper sauce. Music is by the Crescent City Joymakers featuring husband and wife musicians Leroy Jones and Katja Toivola. Price is $135 inclusive of tip and a champagne toast at midnight.

1204 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

14. Three Muses

536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

Grab an early bite at this fun Frenchmen Street eatery, known for awesome small plates and craft cocktails as well as live music, before venturing out for club hopping. Three Muses is a small space but early seatings are often available. Monty Banks will entertain.

536 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA 70116

15. Kukhnya at Siberia

2227 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Slavic soul food kitchen Kukhnya turns out a mighty lamb burger, pierogis and blinis under $9 at Siberia as United Bakery Records showcases artists People Museum, Julie Odell and DJ Heelturn take to the stage at 10 p.m. at this St. Claude hotspot. Can’t beat the $10 cover.

2227 Saint Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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16. Bywater American Bistro

2900 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70117
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Chef Nina Compton, winner of the 2018 James Beard Awards “Best Chef; South,” will dish a $95 prix-fixe menu that includes options like Kusshi oysters, cobia tartare, rabbit consomme and red snapper with broccoli rabe. Compton, who first came to New Orleans as a contestant on the locally shot season of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” lives atop Bywater American Bistro with her husband Larry Miller.

2900 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70117

17. The Country Club

634 Louisa St, New Orleans, LA 70117
The Country Club/Official

Country Club chef Chris Barbato knocks it out of the park with the likes of Louisiana citrus salad and char grilled filet with garlic potatoes, but you have your choice of appetizer, main and dessert from the stellar regular menu. This Bywater fun and funky restaurant includes bottomless champagne, live music, tax and tip for $120, along with access to the pool if you’re inclined to take a dip. Ala carte menu served from 5 to 7 p.m.

634 Louisa St
New Orleans, LA 70117

18. Bacchanal Wine

600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Seating is first come, first serve at Bacchanal, the much loved backyard haven in the Bywater. Live local music and surprise guests is in the air 7 to 10 p.m. and you can enjoy small plates, cheese and wine before heading over to Crescent Park for the fireworks - it’s right down the street!

600 Poland Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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